Flexible, Integrated Protective Wear As a Key to Workplace Safety

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Business & Mgmt

Published on March 7, 2014

Author: jeff-davis

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A longtime resident of Long Beach, Jeff Davis holds Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification and instructs in industrial safety at Beacon Energy Services, Inc. One aspect of workplace safety that he emphasizes involves thorough risk assessments to accurately identify on-site hazards. Jeff Davis also stresses simple and cost effective ways of cutting worker injury risk, including the use of appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).

By Jeff Davis

 A longtime resident of Long Beach, Jeff Davis holds Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification and instructs in industrial safety at Beacon Energy Services, Inc. One aspect of workplace safety that he emphasizes involves thorough risk assessments to accurately identify on-site hazards. Jeff Davis also stresses simple and cost effective ways of cutting worker injury risk, including the use of appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).

 With health and safety standards becoming ever more strict, companies are increasingly focused on PPE as a method of reducing serious workplace accidents. One difficulty for many employers is ensuring that workers who are required to wear PPE actually do so at all times while engaged in dangerous tasks. Perhaps the most effective strategy for encouraging workers to wear their gear is to purchase products that are comfortable to wear, such as flexible, lightweight respirators.

 Another issue preventing proper PPE use is when separate safety items, such as respirators and safety glasses, vie for the same space around the head or face. Fortunately, respirators are increasingly being designed so as to not interfere with the functioning of other types of PPE. An excellent strategy for most PPE programs involves purchasing a wide range of products to suit different wearers, including goggles that conform to specific facial dimensions and ear plugs that fit comfortably into the ear canal.

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